Tooth Paste for Sensitive Teeth Ames IA

Find yourself standing perplexed in the middle of the toothpaste aisle, trying to find brands that don't contain harmful chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)? Jot down the following guidelines before you return to the store.

Target
(515) 663-9500
320 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Kmart
(515) 232-7554
1405 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA
Departments
Pharmacy
Hours
Mon - Fri :8am-10pm
Sat:8am-10pm
Sun:8am-9pm

Hy-Vee
(515) 232-7315
1215 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA
Store Hours
Open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Hy-Vee
(515) 597-4100
303 S. Highway 69, Suite B
Huxley, IA
Store Hours
Open 9 a.m-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday.

Walmart
(515) 432-2416
1815 South Story
Boone, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(515) 432-3484
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(515) 956-3536
534 South Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(515) 956-3547
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walgreens
(515) 232-8284
2719 Grand Ave
Ames, IA
 
Walmart
(515) 233-1345
3015 Grand Ave
Ames, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(515) 233-1736
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walgreens
(515) 432-4093
310 Story street
Boone, IA
 
Hy-Vee
(515) 432-6065
1111 8Th Street
Boone, IA
Store Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Toothpaste Turmoil

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By Nora Simmons

Find yourself standing perplexed in the middle of the toothpaste aisle, trying to find brands that don’t contain harmful chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)? Jot down the following guidelines before you return to the store.

Got sensitive teeth?
Look for alkalizing agents such as baking soda, Co-Q10, and aloe vera, which reduce inflammation in the mouth and soothe irritated gums.
Avoid SLS, which can dry out your mouth and may cause canker sores, says Harold Katz, DDS. Also steer clear of sugar (marked on the ingredients label as sucrose or glucose) and alcohol.
We like SLS-free Natural Sensitive Care from Tom’s of Maine, which uses potassium nitrate and aloe to soothe sensitive teeth and gums. $5.99, 4 oz; www.tomsofmaine.com

Want a brighter smile?
Look for natural abrasives made from peelu or diatomaceous earth (soft sediment), which will gently remove stains without harming tooth enamel.
Avoid hydrogen peroxide and glycerin, which are drying and can lead to tooth sensitivity. Also stay away from harsh abrasives, such as sand, chalk, or alumina.
We like Peelu Toothpaste which uses the natural fibers of the Indian peelu tree to safely brighten your smile. $5, 7oz; www.peelu.com

Need extra tartar control?
Look for xylitol. This natural sugar fights and even heals developing cavities by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Also look for Co-Q10, which has been shown to heal and prevent gingivitis, as well as gum-soothing aloe.
Avoid fluoride, a common ingredient in tartar control and cavity-fighting toothpastes. Once you’re 25, fluoride no longer strengthens enamel, says Katz.
We like Kiss My Face Tartar Control. Combining xylitol, Co-Q10, aloe, and olive-leaf extract, this toothpaste helps prevent cavities while boosting your whole-mouth health. $5.99, 4.3 oz; www.kissmyface.com

Author: Nora Simmons

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